Car Washing with Dr. Bronner’s Sal Suds

The first thing I remember ever washing with Sal Suds was my car.

This might just be my favorite use of Sal Suds.  It works so fast and rinses so quickly that I once ran out during a rainstorm and cleaned my whole car.  Hey, I’m from California and I know the value of free water!

It does such an impressive job on vehicles, is harmless to the environment, and is completely safe for the person using it.  What’s not to love?

And as an added bonus, there’s a lovely froth of bubbles to play with in the wash bucket.  You might even coax the kids to help you.

If you don’t want to watch the video, here’s the short and sweet:

Add ½ Tbsp. – or 8 mL – Sal Suds in a bucket of water.  (That’s about 11¢ of Sal Suds, with 128 car washings/quart bottle.) Use a stiff brush on the wheels and a microfiber mitt on the car.  Rinse well with a hose and dry with microfiber cloths.

Pure club soda in a spray bottle is the best natural hack for windows, mirrors, and lights.  Spray and wipe with a microfiber cloth.  The club soda removes any water spots and won’t harm the paint.

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Lisa Bronner

Lisa Bronner is a prolific writer, consumer advocate, and speaker on health and green lifestyle issues. She is author of the blog, “Going Green with a Bronner Mom,” and granddaughter of Dr. Emanuel Bronner, founder of Dr. Bronner’s.

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  • Anne Sullivan

    Can you use Sal Suds to
    Clean aluminum? My husband owns a charter airline company and the “green cleaner” they use to clean the plane after a flight has an ingredient that was found to be a carcinogen in California. Since I use Sal Suds for everything from floors to kitchens to bathrooms to laundry in the house I’d like him to use it on the plane but I have concerns about the use on aluminum. Thanks!